It’s no secret that conservatism is not popular among younger generations. If you attend pretty much any college in the US, this fact is painfully clear to you. Part of the reason for this is simply that liberalism seems cooler. It appeals more to the younger generation, the future lawyers, politicians, and journalists, because it has monopolized culture in the US.
It’s hard to defend conservatism to my peers when all of their favorite celebrities and icons are preaching liberalism. When people like Chrissy Teigen, Miley Cyrus, and even Taylor Swift openly support liberal candidates and policies, it seems like the right choice.
Part of the reason liberalism has been able to dominate culture in the US comes down to the disposition of liberals versus conservatives. Conservatives are by nature live and let live. We tend to be less vocal, more reserved, and more modest. Three qualities that don’t exactly characterize most culture icons in the US.